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1 December 2023



1 December 2023

Another successful Fizz Friday event held at the John Smith's Stadium by Huddersfield Town Foundation

- Town’s Foundation’s Fizz Friday event took place last week
- A fundraising afternoon of Music, Magic, and Motown
- First Team players Ollie Turton and Kieran Phillips attended the event

Huddersfield Town Foundation’s annual Fizz Friday fundraising event took place last week at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Fizz Friday, kindly sponsored by Utilita, was enjoyed by all as guests experienced a range of different activities throughout the day.

Attendees received a glass of Prosecco and orange juice as they arrived to get them in the mood as they were warmly welcomed by Foundation staff.

Also greeting guests were Town duo Ollie Turton and Kieran Phillips, who also took time to go around the 14 local businesses that set up small pop-up shops for guests to browse over in the build-up to the official start of the event.

Turton and Phillips also met a group of young people from the Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars partner Moldgreen Community Primary School, who were there to sing Christmas carols upon arrival.

Magician Luke Lenihan was also in attendance to entertain and dazzle guests with his card tricks and illusions as they walked into the venue.

The Spin 36TY Photo Experience’s booth was a hit with attendees and proved to be very popular throughout the event.

Guests sat down at their tables after midday when BBC Presenter and Fizz Friday host Charlotte ‘Lotty’ Leeming first took to the stage to get the event under way.

Lotty took guests through the work that the Foundation delivers in the community throughout the afternoon, as well as hosting games such as ‘Disco Bingo’.

A participant from the Foundation’s Twinning Project stepped up and addressed the audience with their story and how the Town’s Official Charity has had a positive impact on their life.

Guests then took to the dancefloor to boogie along to the soulful music of the Motownella’s, who performed a 45-minute set jampacked with Motown classics.

The afternoon came to a culmination with a video message of gratitude to Ann Hough, who had recently stepped down from the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, which she had been part of since the inception of the charity.

The money raised on the evening will go to supporting the Foundation’s Breakfast Clubs, which have helped to serve over 2.5 million meals to children across 41 schools since its establishment in 2012.

It costs over £140,000 a year to run, meaning the donations received will go a long way to funding its execution.

If you would like to get involved in or attend any of the Foundation’s future fundraising events, please email to register your interest.

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